Well hello friends.  It is mid-week and so far this week has proved to be very busy!  How’s your week going?  My sweet sister in-law asked me to do a post on Easter basket ideas.  I was already thinking about coming up with some ideas for making cute baskets, but she wanted ideas for what to put in them.  I am usually up for a challenge so I decided to do a little research.  Here’s some things that I think would make your kiddos Easter basket super fun and exciting ~ and not just full of candy.  That’s just me looking out for you. #yourewelcomeRead More →

Easter table 2

Hello friends!  We are officially into spring and well on our way to Easter Sunday.  I don’t know about you, but Easter is definitely one of those days when my family gathers together to celebrate.  I love to host our family celebrations, and I like to make things special.  This includes setting  a beautiful table for our guests.  So, today, I’d like to show you three ideas for dressing up your Easter table.  However these ideas will also work for a simple luncheon or any kind of dinner party. Table 1 For this table, I wanted something simple and pretty.  So, I chose to useRead More →

Wednesday Wonderings - stuff that's on my mind and making me go hmm...

Hello my friend.  Are you back to see what crazy things I am wondering about this week?  Or maybe this is your first time stopping by.  If that’s the case, “Welcome!”  Let me fill you in here.  Each week I share some of the randomness that runs through my mind from time to time.  While these may not be serious issues, they are seriously things I think about.  Moreover, I would really like to hear what you think of these things.  So, ready on and don’t forget to weigh in with a comment or two.  I love hearing from you!  Okay, here we go. CollegeRead More →

Well hello my friend.  I have actually been looking forward to this post.  Rather I’ve been looking forward to getting some new questions from This Side of the Pond.  Sometimes it’s hard to know what to write about and having some questions is taking the easy way out helpful.   Without further ado, let’s get started with this week’s questions.   1. Setting aside the real March Madness (NCAA Basketball) describe something happening at your house this month that might earn the title ‘March Madness’? Well, since March is more than 1/2 way done, I can tell you that spring break is always a little likeRead More →

Hey friends!  How was your weekend?  After a week of gray skies, we had a beautiful weekend.  So, I spent it outside ~  cleaning up our patio, doing some spring planting, and a little decorating.  We also celebrated my mom and dad’s birthday with a special dinner.  As you know, it’s springtime!  Time for bunnies, nests, pastel colors, and beautiful flowers.  If you like to add little seasonal touches to your home, I have found some great DIY, crafty ideas for you.  Many of these are super easy and do-able ~ even for you non-crafters out there.  So, get comfy and read on. Spring DIYs Read More →

  Well friends, we did it.  Mr. Louise Marie and I made it through the Whole 30.  Free at last!….to drink some wine. 🙂  I feel super good about seeing the challenge all the way through.  I also feel pretty good in general.  Mr. LM is feeling good too and will be having his blood work done tomorrow to see if his numbers have changed.  #fingerscrossed  So, what now? Well, both Mr. LM and myself feel like this is not something that would be hard to maintain or keep doing in general.  However, we also both agree thatwe would like to enjoy a cocktail orRead More →

Hi there!  Thanks for stopping by today.  I think I have a tutorial that is sure to help you.  I’m sure you’ve seen the many banners that are around these days.  They are very popular.  The problem is, when I pick one up, I have a hard time paying the money for something I know is a temporary decoration and usually made of paper.  Especially when I could make one quickly and easily.  Today, I am going to share with you the process I use to make my own festive, holiday banners. First of all, I should tell you that I use my Silhouette Cameo forRead More →